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Packer and Jack

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LA isn’t the easiest place to find goodness in humanity, and the six square downtown blocks Packer and Jack call home aren’t the friendliest. Packer never had much choice; while going for ice cream, he was orphaned and took to misquoting the Bible to explain the unexplainable. Jack, wanting only to maintain the status quo, was abruptly shunted out the door of a twenty-year ...more
ebook, 222 pages
Published June 26th 2013 by eLectio Publishing
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Karen ⊰✿
Aug 18, 2013 Karen ⊰✿ rated it liked it
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Packer and Jack are friends brought together by shared loneliness and tragic pasts while living on the street. Despite being a debut novel, this does not read like an "amateur" author as the writing is well developed, the book character driven, and the subject matter quite serious. It is a book that makes you think about homelessness, despair, mental illness and (more positively) friendship and compassion.

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Raelee Carpenter
Feb 25, 2015 Raelee Carpenter rated it really liked it
A style that's rich and relaxed with appropriate drama and empathy, as well as a bizarre, heart-breaking sort of comedy. I was a little disappointed that Packer's narrative disappeared after a while, but I liked the sweet, hopeful ending.
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Making Connections: 1429. PACKER AND JACK by Rachel Hoffman 5 34 Aug 24, 2013 04:19PM  

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